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Abbazia di Santo Spirito
Reviewed 21 June 2015

As we entered the Church with some other vistors one of the Nuns came out & gave us a personal tour, in Italian & English. It was most informative & enjoyable. All the more so as we had to climb very high to this Church & the Cathedral & we timed it badly (avoid early PM), so this tour was a real bonus.

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

The monastery façade on approach is quite attractive, topped by a belfry. One of the resident nuns kindly gave us an informative tour of the Serpotta decorated church. She said there are now nine nuns in the congregation including a number in the young age group.

The church is delightful and is a marvellous example of the creativity of the master Serpotta. The stucco sculptures show many scenes from the bible, with the sidewalls depicting the life of Jesus. An endearing feature is the presence of putti in various poses.

Other pleasing decorative features are the fine ceiling, other statuary and some paintings.

In the monastery we bought a tray of almond dolci, which sustained us on our way to the next attraction.

Thank permia
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

We found this convent by chance , and it was indeed a fortunate one : beautiful abbey , well restored and maintained , with interesting exibitions and a wonderful , light architecture .

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

A nice little church in an otherwise not very inspiring town (the ruins are the main attraction). A friendly nun gave us a tour and explained everything in good english. Having said that, what I loved were the home made typical Sicilian sweets you can buy from the nuns in the monastery next door. Buy them - they also travel very well.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Taken on its own this is quite an interesting church but so many others in the area have much more to offer so poor Santo Spirito is rather left in the shade. Small convent adjoining who's nuns are of a silent order who bake and sell cakes.

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